The 32-year-old insists he has the fitness and desire to continue playing in the top flight for the foreseeable future.
"I'd love to stay here and I just want to play football for as long as I can," said McAuley to the WBA website.
"I don't want it to end and I just want to keep playing for as long as I can, winning games, and if I can keep putting in performances, why not?
"I started at the bottom, so why not finish at the top?
"I look after myself and train every day and fitness isn't a problem.
"I've come into the game later as well so maybe my body hasn't taken as much of a battering as all the young lads who have come through academies.
"They all play football 24-7 from the moment they are 15, so in that way all I can say at the minute is I feel good and I feel strong."